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Old 03-08-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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New to this forum!!! Help

just bought a 94 euro spec m3 #32, and i'm very happy with it. But I want to add a short shifter on the car to get a better feeling through gear changes. My question is, can 95-99 m3 short shifters fit into my car? I'm currently looking at b&m but I've tried to do a search all over the net, and still not too sure. Please help me out. Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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Yes, it will fit. Don't get a one-piece short shifter (i.e. B&M Track), though it will feel a little tighter, it will not dampen the drivetrain vibrations and can make a small humming sound while you're driving, not to mention it's not as comfortable to use. Look into the Rogue engineering or a similar product which has a pivot ball / pivot bushing in the shift lever. A weighted shift knob, and weighted selector rod will help for smoother shifts too.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:01 PM   #3
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I don't recommend a weighted shift knob at all.

Anyway, a cheap solution is to get a ZM3 shifter lever, a not so cheap solution is to get a UUC, Rogue, or B&M street shift kit. Short shift kits are a situation where you definately get what you pay for.
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Why don't you recommend a weighted shift knob?
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Welcome to the forum DTM1

you've met our resident e36 guru's. You looked at a whalen shiftmachine?
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I don't recommend a weighted shift knob at all.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:31 PM   #7
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You looked at a whalen shiftmachine?
That's a weighted shift knob...
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:36 PM   #8
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1) welcome to maXbimmer!
2) justin and thinair are evil geniuses.
3) why not get a weighted shift knob? not that i know what that is... but im still curious to know why not...
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:50 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the replies! Have any of you read up on or been using the B&M Technik Shifter System? Just wondering if it's any good.
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I use the UUC Evo II w/UUC SSR and a Momo Shift Knob. It's absolutely amazing. The shift knob has some weight to it (if I threw it at someone it'd knock them out), and I don't have any vibrations what so ever. I felt more vibrations when I added the tranny mounts.
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Why don't you recommend a weighted shift knob?
Read the propaganda
http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merc...gory_Code=SNNN

This is a known issue with a lot of other cars as well.
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:19 PM   #12
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if I threw it at someone it'd knock them out
great way to put it. that really gave me a feel for how approximately how much your shift knob weighs.
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